Second Judicial District Court Historical Perspective

Bartlett
George A. Bartlett

JUDGE GEORGE A. BARTLETT

(1918-1930)

George Arthur Bartlett was born in San Francisco, California, November 30, 1869. He was brought by his parents to Eureka, Nevada when an infant and grew up in that town. He was educated in the Eureka schools and later graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 1894. A year previous, 1893, he had been admitted to the Bar in Nevada and after graduating from law school practiced in his home town. He was elected district attorney of Eureka County and served from 1899 through 1900. In the early days of Tonopah he moved to that new camp where he was attorney for Jim Butler and also for Tasker Oddie, original owners of Tonopah mines. In 1907 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Nevada and served two terms (until 1911). He was married in 1899 to Miss Pearl Gates. The couple built a beautiful home in Tonopah which was a center of social Activity throughout the boom years there. Later he moved to Reno and was law partner of Frank Norcross and also of George Thatcher. In 1918 he was appointed District Judge of the Second District to succeed Richard Stoddard who had resigned. He ran unsuccessfully for that office at the end of his term and was defeated by E. F. Lunsford. Appointed to fill out Lunsford's term (latter resigned) in 1921 he held office until 1930. Judge Bartlett was author of several books on marital relations, information gathered during his years of the bench. Best known is Men, Women and Conflict. Judge Bartlett built a beautiful home on Court Street in Reno where members of his family still live. His wife preceded him in death. They had three daughters and one son. Judge Bartlett died June 1, 1951 at his Reno home.
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